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About Us

9 out of 10 students went on
to further study or employment

Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education (post-16) courses and work-based learning (Apprenticeships) and the sole provider of higher education courses in Calderdale.

Why choose Calderdale College?

Calderdale College engages around 5,000 learners, our main campus is at Francis Street, Halifax but we also deliver motor vehicle and engineering at our Motivate Centre, Halifax.

Local Partnerships

We have three educational sport partners; Halifax RLFC, FC Halifax Town and Bradford Dragons Basketball Club. These partners provide us with coaching and facilities for our Sport Academy students.

Engaging with Employers

Calderdale College Apprenticeships, the College’s services to business arm, works with over 500 companies across the region. Through our projects, we have supported over 3000 employers and engaged with over 90,000 employed individuals.

Fantastic Facilities

Our Motivate Centre is the central hub for Motor Vehicle and Engineering students giving the opportunity to work on real care, while our Brickwork Workshop gives students the ability to work on real projects.

Our £8m Inspire Centre is home to a multi-use sports hall, 3G pitch, rock climbing wall fitness suite, full sized grass pitch and Dance Studio.

For our Catering & Hospitality students, Cuisine 1893 is the perfect place to learn new techniques and work with professional kitchen equipment.

The £1.7 million DigiHub, Creative & Media Studios features Mac Suites, a Green Screen Room, Photography Studio, Cinema & Exhibition Room, Computer Lab and a Recording Studio.

Did you know?

90% of students go on to employment or further study

OFSTED Good and Outstanding

We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!

Here’s what they said

“Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”

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“Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”

View our OFSTED report here.